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Being a Buffalo State entrepreneur comes with ups and downs

Being a Buffalo State entrepreneur comes with ups and downs

Brianna Baptiste, Columnist

March 20, 2018

Being an entrepreneur isn’t a new way of living here on SUNY Buffalo State College campus. For as long as I’ve been here, I’ve known student entrepreneurs. Some of these people are phenomenally talented, so I thought it would be inspiring to others and beneficial to the businesses for me to find...

REVIEW: Will NBC’s “Rise” separate itself from its musical predecessors

REVIEW: Will NBC’s “Rise” separate itself from its musical predecessors

Max Wagner, Columnist

March 18, 2018

Hey, is that Ted Mosby? And wait, is this a “Glee” reboot? These are the first two questions that popped into my head when I saw the preview for NBC’s new show, “Rise”. And the answer is yes, that is Ted Mosby, or at least the actor that played the beloved sitcom character in “How...

Race remains vital factor in how we treat drug epidemics

Race remains vital factor in how we treat drug epidemics

Edwin J. Viera, Opinion Editor

March 13, 2018

The 1980s were a rough time for New York City. Gang violence was on the rise; the crack epidemic was killing black communities, and just going outside meant risking your life. Ronald Reagan was the president at the time and his wife, Nancy, came up with a campaign to possibly get the drug epidemic...

Sexualization of food in advertising contributes to obesity epidemic

Edwin J. Viera, Opinion Editor

March 12, 2018

Seinfeld has been an integral part of society. From such ideas as “the regifter” to the celebration of Festivus, Seinfeld has heavily impacted some of our societal norms. In the episode, The Blood, George Costanza, is talking to Jerry about his life and says, "Food and sex. Those are my two passions”....

Opinion: Being plugged into social media is fun, right?

Opinion: Being plugged into social media is fun, right?

Francesca Bond, Executive Editor

March 12, 2018

Millenials have been reduced to avocado-toast eaters, Walmart-killers (although I'm still racking my brain on how this is a bad thing..,) texting, smartphone-obsessed robots, people who, gasp, wear rips in their jeans. Aren't your knees cold? But it's not just that. Avocado toast represents something...

From jungle to meadow, eyebrow maintenance tips for everyone

From jungle to meadow, eyebrow maintenance tips for everyone

Brianna Baptiste, Columnist

March 12, 2018

Are your eyebrows on fleek or are they withering away with every wax appointment? Do you even wax your eyebrows or are you more of a threading person? Are you supposed to tame your brows or let them grow freely? How do you grow out your brows? These are just some of the top questions people ask me...

The “Battle Royale” that inspired them all

The “Battle Royale” that inspired them all

Max Wagner, Columnist

March 12, 2018

The battle royale mode in gaming has exploded as of late with games like H1Z1, PlayerUnknown's Battleground, and Fortnite. The gamemode is simple, you parachute onto an enormous map where you then have to collect supplies and weapons and outlast your opponents to be the last one standing. That usually...

False reality of “the perfect life” remains prevalent in advertising

False reality of “the perfect life” remains prevalent in advertising

Edwin J. Viera, Opinion Editor

March 7, 2018

Meet the Perfect family. They have the perfect house, the perfect kids, and the perfect lives. The things that everyone strives to achieve they have. But is that living? Perfection has messed up many lives because its just an illusion for people to live up to. One major example is the idea that so many...

Journalism’s means of gathering information has changed through time

Journalism’s means of gathering information has changed through time

Edwin J. Viera, Opinion Editor

March 6, 2018

In the world of journalism, the term “off the record” usually means that anything a source says cannot be recorded by the reporter conducting the interview and used in the article they are writing. However, in the age of digital media and access to instant information this sacred phrase seems to...

Societal stigma of mental illness grows among athletes

Societal stigma of mental illness grows among athletes

Alexander W. Silvia, Associate News Editor

March 5, 2018

Within a given year approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S., 43.8 million or 18.5 percent, experiences mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. People from all walks of life can suffer from some form of mental illness and yet society is still unable to shake the stigma attached...

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